In an era of tight economic resources, how can we best promote
the economies of our cities and California as a whole?
The Legislative Briefings cover information of critical
importance to cities and are offered in two formats, online and
in person, to make them readily accessible for all member cities.
High-tech tools are making it possible for cities to issue alerts
in real time to their communities, respond more quickly to
emergencies and maximize scarce resources.
This column presents options for securing compliance with local
lobbying laws and questions to ask about what kind of laws make
sense for a particular community.
Cities can draw on their own police powers and state laws to
abate problems from drugs and prostitution to graffiti and gangs.